Marketing Preferences for GDPR

GDPR is The General Data Protection Regulation and it will come into force on the 25th May 2018, replacing the existing data protection framework under the EU Data Protection Directive.

From time to time St. Canice’s Credit Union would like to notify you of products, services, competitions and/or promotional offers you can avail of from us. Having accurate marketing permissions to be able to communicate these to you is part of being GDPR compliant.

The age of consent for receiving marketing communications in Ireland is 13 years of age. As an organisation, we have chosen to adopt 16 years old as our starting age for consent to receiving marketing communications.

You choosing e-marketing options enables us as a Credit Union, to save money on printing & postage costs as well as helping the environment by communicating electronically with you whenever possible.

As part of our preparation for GDPR, we sent every member a Marketing Consent Form with a Freepost envelope in their AGM pack before Christmas 2017. Every new member, over 16 years of age, who joined since October 2017 has also received this marketing consent form & a Freepost envelope in the post. Now when you join, every member states their marketing communication preferences and consents at time of joining and they are updated on our system in the branch that they join in.

Here in St. Canice’s Credit Union, we are continuing our big project to be GDPR ready by continuing to capture and update the marketing communication preferences for our members throughout April and May 2018. We will be sending out email and text message communications to our members over the age of 16, to verify that we have their correct marketing communication preferences on file in advance of May 25th.

To update your marketing communication preferences you can download, complete & return the marketing consent form.

In addition to marketing, there are certain communications which we are obliged to send you. Examples of these are; your statements, AGM notice & packs as well as any other mandatory statutory information or packs. Choosing to receive these by email will help save the environment and will also represent a significant cost saving for your Credit Union.

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